Employment Mediator

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Human Resources
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 19-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1361896
  • Job Title: Employment Mediator
  • Business Unit:
  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Are you interested in the law and how it applies to fair workplaces?
  • Are you experienced and/or interested in working with Maori, Pacific peoples and other cultural communities
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Wellington CBD based



About the role:

We’re looking for someone who has experience working with law, different cultural community groups and has a passion to help workers and workplaces work through their disputes.

We are looking for someone who is open-minded, engaging and able to work effectively with people across a range of different cultures and backgrounds. You’ll know exactly how to put your great attitude, your excellent communication skills and professional know-how to good use to bring about positive results, plus you’ll be passionate about working to assist clients to reach an acceptable solution.

As a Mediator within the Employment Mediation Service, you may be called upon to make decisions that are final and binding, and deal with dispute resolution matters. It’s an important, interesting, varied and challenging job, and no two days will be the same.

Mediators play a critical role under the provisions of the Employment Relations Act, and they’re involved in a wide range of employment relations activities – from assisting in the development of good employment relationships in the workplace to helping people resolve employment relationship problems and disputes.


Do you have what it takes?

  • An understanding of workplaces and employment relations
  • Confidence to chair and manage meetings
  • Ability to work confidentially and professionally, often in emotionally-charged environments
  • Experience working with Maori, Pacific people and other cultures
  • Knowledge of New Zealand law
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to earn the confidence and respect of employers, employees, unions, practitioners and other stakeholders
  • Ability to contribute to advancing the objectives of the Employment Relations Act


Previous Mediation/dispute resolution training or a qualification is desirable but not essential. 

This role will require you to travel to our circuit locations within New Zealand.

To find out more click on our recruitment video.


How to apply:

Click on the “Apply Now” button to read and download the position description.  Please apply directly online, complete the application form and submit your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role. Part of the recruitment process may involve a Sonru video exercise.

Email Rosie Horsfall at Rosie.Horsfall@mbie.govt.nz quoting reference MBIE/1361896 if you have any further questions.


Applications close at 5pm on the November 162018